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Fifteen Years of ICO Fellowships - Program Report

The ICO Fellowships Program helps promising young ophthalmologists from developing countries improve their practical skills… More »

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The ICO Celebrates 160 Years

On 13 September 2017, the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) marked 160 years working to improve eye health… More »

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ICO Guide to Effective CPD/CME

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May 11, 2018 A Simple Way to Improve a Billion Lives: Eyeglasses

The New York Times recently wrote an article, A Simple Way to Improve a Billion Lives: Eyeglasses, which looks at the global issue of eyesight, which estimates say affects between one and 2.5 billion people.

It also looks at the work done by organizations like EYElliance, a nonprofit group trying to raise money and bring attention to the problem of uncorrected vision. In 2015, only $37 million was spent on delivering eyeglasses to people in the developing world, less than one percent of resources devoted to global health issues. EYElliance is trying to change that.


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February 20, 2018 Submit Your Papers for WHO World Report on Vision by 15 March

The Bulletin of the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for papers for an upcoming theme issue on vision. The deadline for submission is 15 March 2018.

WHO’s World Report on Vision will focus on “what works” and provide authoritative evidence on the magnitude of global vision loss, as well as its prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation. Submitted papers should: 

  • Provide evidence across all health strategies (eg, promotion, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation) 
  • Focus on best practices, innovation, and the use of technology 
  • Identify gaps and provide solutions to ensure equitable access 
  • Integrate examples from low- and middle-income countries and different age groups 
  • Address health system issues, rather than focusing solely on one specific disease or condition.

Get more information about the World Report on Vision.


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February 12, 2018 Joesph Colin Keratoconus Award

In honor of the innovative French ophthalmologist who passed away a few years ago, the International Journal of Keratoconus and Ectatic Corneal Diseases will award two prizes for the best published articles in 2018, one for the January-June issue and one for the July-December issue. Each award is 1000 euros. 

The deadline for article submission is the end of May for the January-June issue and the end of November for the July-December issue. 

Find more information the journal's website (http://www.ijkecd.comm)


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Cornea

January 22, 2018 ICO 360-Degree Assessment Tool for Ophthalmology Residents

Evaluate your residents’ interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and system-based practice with the new ICO 360-degree assessment tool published in the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology by Drs. Gabriela Palis, Karl Golnik, Eduardo Mayorga, Helena Filipe, and Prashant Garg.

The International Council of Ophthalmology 360-Degree Assessment Tool: Development and Validation” provides feedback to residents about their competence in these valuable “soft skills,” as viewed by the people with whom they interact, such as faculty, peers, allied ophthalmic personnel, and patients.

The ICO recommends 360-degree assessments for evaluations, and this is the first tool developed for ophthalmology residents that has received international content validation.


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